Continuing with the children. After detailing the alleged domestic violence in her marriage in an emotional court hearing, Gina cherry cheer asked the court to dismiss her restraining order against her ex-husband, The joy of matte cherry, Us weekly can exclusively disclose.
During a virtual hearing on Wednesday, June 9, a judge approved Matt and Gina’s stipulation in court that they had reached an agreement on child custody and the temporary domestic violence restraining order. True Orange County Housewives previously featured star against Matt. While present at the hearing, Gina’s attorney, Graham Kirkman, attended on her behalf.
“The basis for the dismissal (of the restraining order) is primarily as regards the children of the parties,” Kirkman said. U.S of the audience. “Your kids are in a really good place right now, and the holidays are healthy co-parenting, and that’s for the benefit of your kids. This will allow the situation that has flourished to continue. So, I think they have done something good here today. The parties reached a mutual agreement for that dismissal, and the purpose of the dismissal is to allow the co-parenting relationship to continue to grow and to continue the best interest of their children. “
Gina and Matt, who married in 2010, share three children: Nicholas, 8, Sienna, 6, and Luca, 5. She obtained a restraining order against him in June 2019 after he allegedly attacked her at her California home. . The alleged incident took place as the couple, who initially separated in 2018, were trying to rebuild their marriage.
Kirkman added that abandoning the order “allows the parties maximum flexibility to try to do what works best for each of them and for their children.” He explained, “And the idea is that things are going so well with their co-parenting relationship that they have done something very flexible, allowing them to work it out informally.”
The lawyer concluded: “The agreement you have reached today is the best for your children. I think that is what worries the parties. I can certainly speak for Gina, that that is the main concern for her, and this will allow them, the parties and their children, to move on. “
The former spouses’ case made headlines in April after Gina broke down in tears while giving an emotional impact statement on the victim after Matt pleaded guilty to domestic battery.
“I thought I was going to die. It still gives me chills to think of how I begged you: ‘Stop. Think of the children.’ And you responded by saying, ‘Your mother is going to die tonight,'” he recalled of the June 2019 incident. . “It resonates in my brain and sinks deep into my heart. That night, I literally felt like I was in a house with a stranger I had never met before. Your eyes were completely black and you weren’t Matt. I believe it was even you, but it was. “
Gina was visibly moved when she told her ex and the judge, “It took me a lot of time, self-care and therapy to get over what happened that night, but I have managed to forgive you for the most part. I accept that I will always have this painful memory of that night. I have come to terms with that. “
The Bravo star who has been dating her boyfriend Travis mullen Since the fall of 2019, she added that it “breaks my heart” that her children find out about the alleged attack.
“The idea of our kids having to think about what their dad did to their mom that night is so painful to me and it’s so unfair to them,” Gina said. “As a result of their bad decisions and actions, our entire family now has to pay the consequences. And I’m having a hard time forgiving them for the impact this has had and will continue to have on our children. That said, thanks to Nicholas, Sienna, and Luca, I’m willing to keep trying to forgive you. “
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.